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Ancient DNA reveals Europe's dynamic genetic history
phys.org ^ | 6 hours ago

Posted on 04/23/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

The study, published today in Nature Communications, reveals a dramatic series of events including major migrations from both Western Europe and Eurasia, and signs of an unexplained genetic turnover about 4000-5000 years ago.

The research was performed at the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). Researchers used DNA extracted from bone and teeth samples from prehistoric human skeletons to sequence a group of maternal genetic lineages that are now carried by up to 45% of Europeans.

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: ancietndna; dna; epigraphyandlanguage; europe; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; skeletons
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1 posted on 04/23/2013 5:49:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

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2 posted on 04/23/2013 5:50:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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"The expansion of the Bell Beaker culture (named after their pots) appears to have been a key event, emerging in Iberia around 2800 BC and arriving in Germany several centuries later," says Dr Brotherton. "This is a very interesting group as they have been linked to the expansion of Celtic languages along the Atlantic coast and into central Europe."
3 posted on 04/23/2013 5:52:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

That is very interesting indeed, as I think the conventional story is that the Celts expanded from central Europe. Not out of Iberia.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 5:59:17 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: BenLurkin
Thanks for the new link--Nature Communications
5 posted on 04/23/2013 6:01:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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6 posted on 04/23/2013 6:05:39 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: BenLurkin

This is very interesting. I sent the link to my daughter. She is a genetic scientist.
I don’t know how many of you study history from the bible, but this goes right along with it. Noah’s flood was to have occured 4-5000 years ago. There were major changes after it. Man’s lifespan was drastically shortened after the flood.

Also, all life died except Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives. Only the animals in the ark were saved. Noah’s family repopulated the earth. Also, they started out from Turkey, just as this article says. Lots to think about.


7 posted on 04/23/2013 6:17:34 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: BenLurkin

This is very interesting. I sent the link to my daughter. She is a genetic scientist.
I don’t know how many of you study history from the bible, but this goes right along with it. Noah’s flood was to have occured 4-5000 years ago. There were major changes after it. Man’s lifespan was drastically shortened after the flood.

Also, all life died except Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives. Only the animals in the ark were saved. Noah’s family repopulated the earth. Also, they started out from Turkey, just as this article says. Lots to think about.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 6:17:53 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

in local libraries
"Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]

9 posted on 04/23/2013 6:37:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Thanks BenLurkin.
Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7500 years old... major migrations from both Western Europe and Eurasia, and signs of an unexplained genetic turnover about 4000-5000 years ago... DNA extracted from bone and teeth samples from prehistoric human skeletons to sequence a group of maternal genetic lineages that are now carried by up to 45% of Europeans.
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10 posted on 04/23/2013 6:37:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin
unexplained genetic turnover about 4000-5000 years ago.

Interesting. They will be saying the same thing in another 5000 years, wondering how it became all Arab and North African.

11 posted on 04/23/2013 6:39:57 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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Alas, we can't post this one: Actually 4400 years old.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 6:40:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin
and signs of an unexplained genetic turnover about 4000-5000 years ago.

Sounds like an invasion...or maybe just an influx of 'immigrants'.

13 posted on 04/23/2013 6:41:40 PM PDT by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Jude in WV

Actually, there’s nothing in that article that says all life died except one family and a few animals on an ark, and the claimed origin of agriculture in the Near East (which includes Turkey) is known from RC dating of domesticated multirow barley to be at least 14,000 years old; in the article the arrival of agriculture in Germany was 5500 BC. There’s also nothing in the article about decreased lifespans, but it’s known from other research that lifespans increased greatly (as did family size) with the rise of agriculture.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 6:47:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Jude in WV

I wish Noah had brought dinosaurs in his small ship. I would truly have loved to see what they were like five thousand nine hundred and two score years ago. Did you know they have found pieces of what they think are part of Noah’s boat on Pike’s Peak? I saw that on Bigfoot Hunters.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 6:50:18 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Jude in WV

Many people fail to notice - the fish lived; so not all life was eliminated ;)


16 posted on 04/23/2013 6:55:38 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Sherman Logan

The Milesian legends say Iberia.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 6:58:02 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jude in WV

Then evolution must happen really fast if all species of land animals came about from those that could fit on the Ark.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 6:59:47 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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What was unclear in the article was this: they speak of the H haplogroup (which was mitochondrial) and then the wholesale change that occurred around 4,500 years ago. Was the H replaced or were autosomal markers replaced?

If the H was replaced, it means that something like disease wiped out most of the people; if H remained, but other markers replaced, it would mean that invaders came and killed the men and took the women (preserving the H). Which is it?

19 posted on 04/23/2013 7:11:51 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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20 posted on 04/23/2013 7:20:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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